Car Accidents and Spinal Cord Injuries
Los Angeles Car Accident Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you know suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a Los Angeles car accident, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the driver or other party responsible for the accident. If you are interested in learning more about your legal rights after a car accident, don't hesitate to contact our law offices to schedule a complimentary and confidential consultation. We at Pacific Attorney Group handle spinal cord injury claims related to car accidents for clients throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas in Southern California, and we can offer you our experienced guidance and valuable information that can help you make an educated decision about your particular case.
How a Car Crash Causes Spinal Cord Injury or Paralysis
Spinal cord injuries may occur in car accidents due direct impact with the back or spine, or as a result of the sudden force of one vehicle colliding with another or of a vehicle hitting a fixed object. In the first situation, direct trauma to the back may cause damage to the spine or the spinal cord. In the second situation, the back may be twisted or wrenched suddenly backward and forward or side to side, causing serious damage to the spinal cord.
When a spinal cord injury occurs in a car accident, the victim may be left temporarily or permanently disabled, paralyzed from the point of injury downward. Partial or full paralysis may occur, depending on the extent of damage. In some cases, a spinal cord injury may be treatable and the patient will regain form and function, but in others the damage is permanent. In any event, emergency medical care, hospitalization and possibly surgery will be required, as well as future treatment and physical therapy. Find out how you can seek the money you need for all necessary medical expenses.
Contact a Los Angeles car crash attorney at our offices regarding your spinal cord injury claim.